For recently promoted officers or firefighters with at least five years of experience who are working toward promotion.
This class conforms to the NFPA standard for Fire Officer. In addition to the standard curriculum, this class will stress decision-making skills, professionalism, critical thinking, communication, team building, human resources issues, and transitioning from peer to officer. The online part of the class will also teach you valuable skills about communicating and teaching in a modern, electronic world. Forty hours will be spent in class at BGSU during the week of May 7-11 and an orientation to the online class site will be conducted during the face-to-face instructional time. The online portion of the class will begin on May 12 and will conclude by June 15.
Special Requirements: Candidates must hold a valid certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under section 4765.55 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) or equivalent; have at least five years of experience in the fire service; have completed ICS 100 and ICS 200.
Required Textbook: You must purchase and bring Fire Officer Principles and Practices from IAFC and NFPA, Third Edition, published by Jones and Bartlett. Workbook is optional